CBN Founder Pat Robertson Dies at 93
Key Details: Robertson was the founder of Regent University, and a Republican candidate for President in 1988. He died early Thursday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home in Virginia.
Key Quote: An excerpt from Robertson's autobiography, Shout It From the Housetops, reads, "Deep in my heart, I heard (God) speaking to me about the television ministry: 'Go and possess the station. It is yours.'"
For Context: Robertson helped Christian conservatives become a powerful constituency that powered the Republican party to capture the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994 for the first time in over 40 years.
How the Media Covered it: Sources across the political spectrum covered Robertson's passing prominently, with all sides noting his influence on the evangelical movement and on Christian conservatives in the Republican party. Some coverage reflected divides over religion and politics. One HuffPost (left bias) headline called Robertson "the broadcast bigot."
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From the LeftPat Robertson, Who Brought Christian Conservatives Clout, Dies at 93
Pat Robertson, a Baptist minister with a passion for politics who marshaled Christian conservatives into a powerful constituency that helped Republicans capture both houses of Congress in 1994, died on Thursday at his home in Virginia Beach, Va. He was 93.
His death was announced by the Christian Broadcasting Network, which Mr. Robertson founded in 1960.
Mr. Robertson built an entrepreneurial empire based on his Christian faith, encompassing a university, a law school, a cable channel with broad reach, and more. A product of a family with politics in its...
From the CenterPat Robertson, Influential Christian Broadcaster, Dies at 93
Pat Robertson, the influential broadcaster, televangelist and one-time presidential candidate, has died, the Christian Broadcasting Network said. He was 93.
He died at his home in Virginia Beach, Va., early Thursday, the network said.
Robertson founded the Christian Broadcasting Network in 1961, building it into a media empire during his decadeslong reign. Since the network’s first broadcast, CBN expanded to more than 170 countries and territories, and has broadcast in dozens of languages, according to the network.
As host of CBN’s “The 700 Club” from 1966 up to 2021, he interviewed multiple world leaders...
From the RightHonoring Pat Robertson, 1930-2023: Witness to a God-Sized, World-Changing Dream
Pat Robertson, longtime TV host, religious broadcaster, educator, humanitarian, and one-time presidential candidate died at his home in Virginia Beach early Thursday morning. He was 93.
Perhaps best known for offering prayer and political commentary at the helm of The 700 Club, the flagship program of his media ministry, Robertson’s rise to prominence is rooted in what he called a vision from God to create The Christian Broadcasting Network, which he founded in 1960. A prolific innovator, he also started a Christian university, a legal advocacy group, and an international NGO specializing...